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Can You Guess The Real Names of These Following Special Character Symbols?

These special characters are usually found on our keyboards, on laptops, desktops and smartphones. We can recognize them through as figures, but we don’t even know their real names, or maybe we don’t even know some of their usage.

So I have created here a quiz to challenge you guys, if you know some of them. I brought some facts (especially their usage) for you to get some few knowledge about them.

The symbols I used for this quiz are quite difficult for others, so use your instincts wisely.

Are you ready? Take this quiz and make sure you get a passing score of 6/10 or above.

Share your result to your friends. Good luck and enjoy!

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    It usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning.

    • parenthesis
    • bracket
    • caret
    • ellipsis
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    It is used as a diacritical mark placed over a letter to indicate a change in pronunciation, such as nasalization. It is an accent placed over Spanish n when pronounced ny (as in señor ) or Portuguese a or o when nasalized (as in São Paulo), or over a vowel in phonetic transcription. It is also used in mathematics and logic to indicate negation, inversion, etc. Also called as swung dash.

    • pilcrow
    • tilde
    • ampersand
    • backslash
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    It is the logogram representing the word “and” (a conjunction). It originated as a ligature of the letters et, Latin for “and”.

    • ampersand
    • caret
    • asterisk
    • cedilla
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    It is a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code. It is also called “double S” and “sectional symbol”.

    • cedilla
    • octothorp
    • section sign
    • diaeresis
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    It is a mark placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate contraction, length, or a particular quality. It is also the alternative symbol of caret that represents an exponent, square, cube, or other power.

    • octothorpe
    • diaeresis
    • circumflex accent
    • cedilla
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    It is a mark placed over a vowel to indicate that it is sounded separately, as in naïve, Brontë.

    • double tilde
    • ellipsis
    • cedilla
    • diaeresis
  • Question of

    It is another term for the symbol called the hash sign or pound sign.

    • octothorp
    • pilcrow
    • caret
    • lozenge
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    It is a symbol used to mark a new paragraph or section of text.

    • pilcrow
    • octothorp
    • diaeresis
    • cedilla
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    It is a mark written under the letter c, especially in French, to show that it is pronounced like an s rather than a k (e.g. façade ).

    • caret
    • cedilla
    • pilcrow
    • octothorp
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    It is a character used to denote an unspecified currency.

    • lozenge
    • degree sign
    • currency sign
    • asymptotic sign

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